“Joy and gratitude are connected, the one can’t exist without the other.” A fascinating statement made by author and researcher Brené Brown on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. It led me to ask myself how we can experience pure joy and gratitude in our lives. Is it a practise or a feeling that comes to us naturally and effortlessly? Our natural state of being maybe? Here’s the angelic outlook on this topic, as explained by the lovely and beautiful Archangel Haniel.
I would love to tell you something about joy and gratitude, the two are linked together, like you suggested. To experience a state of joy you must be able to fully open your human senses. It is about feeling and noticing the smallest things in everyday life. That is why I gave you the “Sensitivity” card. Sensitive people have highly developed senses, that can pick up a lot of subtle incentives. They are incredibly perceptive of their surroundings. Joy is found in the beautiful, seemingly insignificant, little things on earth, the pleasures of the natural world, which you are made for as a human being to experience and enjoy. It is not about the big and loud success symbols of the man-made world, which are flaunted for everyone to admire, but rather the natural world, the animals, the sequence of day and night, the beautiful natural cycles and balance of the earth.
If you return to that natural state and you live your life in natural rhythms, you thoroughly revel at the changing of the seasons, the various and ever changing appearances and colours of nature, healthy wholesome food, natural, relaxed and honest relationships with other people, in which your heart is completely open and you can truly be yourself without false pretences. A quiet eye to eye and heart to heart contact, in which you can completely see the other person for who they are and vice versa. If you are able to walk calmly and acknowledge that there is a right time for everything, you will live joyfully.
And if alongside your earthly life, you can naturally connect with the Creator of this magnificent world and all the loving energies, that surround you, you will also feel spiritually charged, loved and supported. Most people have forgotten how they are created and for what purpose. Joy is pure and natural, not induced artificially by adrenaline rushes and man-made entertainment. You can find REAL joy if you are REALLY living, at one with nature and in sync with its natural rhythms. If you can behold the beauty that is you, that is other people and that is this planet, you will overflow with joy, simply because this earth is wonderful and you are wonderful!
The moment you realise, that you have come here to experience and enjoy yourself, joy and gratitude abound. Gratitude for your life, for this incarnation, for this chance of growth for your soul, for this experience. You don’t have to view gratitude as an obligation, as if you were in debt, that is the misconception of many and could not be further from the truth. You completely deserve to be happy and your happiness is our happiness! Gratitude arises from the realisation that you are one with the immense power and love of the Universe. It arises from a unity-consciousness, that we exist and experience together as one, that is all, just because we exist, without any guilt, pure and innocent in every way. You deserve to be here, dear human child, to enjoy yourself is all that is necessary to feel joy.
And how do you enjoy yourself? By relaxing, living calmly and quietly and looking around you with a presence of mind and heart, feeling connected to your environment. You feel the energy of the earth and everything that grows and lives on it, of all its inhabitants. You feel the energy of everything that is alive. That is the source of connection. Cherish your connection with the earthly realm and feel joy and gratitude.
Those of you who are sensitive and often are rejected or ridiculed because of it, should consider yourself lucky to have kept this gift. This natural gift, which enables you to intensely feel, cherish and experience. Being sensitive is being connected to the energy, that surrounds you and is ever present, it is a natural state of being. Ask me, Archangel Haniel, to help you return to this natural state and to maintain yourself in this current world. I am here for you! With love and blessings,